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Archive for: November, 2016

$15 and a union, ‘knee-jerkingly,’ Cathy’s Clown…

Wednesday, November 30, 2016   DAY OF DISRUPTION     ► In today’s Olympian — About 100 union supporters walk out at Saint Martin’s University — Carrying signs with phrases such as “Classroom rights, not courtroom fights” and chanting messages such as “What’s disgusting? Union busting,” about 100 faculty and students participated Tuesday in a […]

Washington state can bypass judge’s overtime-pay roadblock

By JOHN BURBANK (Nov. 30, 2016) — Two weeks ago the people of our state voted to raise the minimum wage to $11 in 2017, and eventually $13.50 in 2020. It’s an important step forward — but just one step. And thanks to a judge in Texas, Washington state has some more work to do. […]

Address housing, city priorities by creating Seattle Public Bank

By JOHN M. REPP and CINDY COLE (Nov. 30, 2016) — On Nov. 4, Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant proposed legislation to allow socially responsible credit unions and community banks to manage the deposits of the city, deposits that are currently managed by Wells Fargo. Wells Fargo has been caught defrauding customers and has […]

Today’s ‘Day of Disruption,’ we killed TPP, stop Trump…

Tuesday, November 29, 2016   LOCAL   ► In today’s Olympian — Saint Martin’s faculty plan walkout over college’s union opposition — Some faculty members and students at Saint Martin’s University in Lacey plan to walkout of their classes Tuesday afternoon “to protest the university’s decision to block their faculty union,” according to release from […]

Saint Martin’s, Seattle University faculty walk out on Nov. 29

(Nov. 29, 2016) — Faculty, staff and students plan to walk out today at both Seattle University and Saint Martin’s University in Lacey to protest faculty working conditions and the administrations’ decision at both Catholic universities to block faculty from having a voice at work through a union. The protests, organized by Service Employees International […]

SeaTac, fast-food workers to join ‘day of disruption’ on Nov. 29

The following is from the Service Employees International Union: SEATTLE — Strikes by McDonald’s fast-food cooks and cashiers from coast to coast, baggage handlers and cabin cleaners at Chicago O’Hare International Airport, Uber drivers in two-dozen cities, hospital workers in Pittsburgh and other fast-food workers, combined with mass civil disobedience by working Americans across the […]

WTO’s so-what ruling, Dems will listen, re-Donning the tin hat..

Monday, November 28, 2016   AEROSPACE   ► In today’s Seattle Times — In new case, WTO rules against state’s tax breaks for Boeing 777X plants — The World Trade Organization ruled Monday that the extension of the business-tax reduction that Washington state granted to Boeing in 2013 for the forthcoming 777X jet is a […]

Texas judge blocks overtime pay raises for millions of Americans

The following is from AFL-CIO Now: (Nov. 28, 2016) — In a shocking and wrongly-decided opinion, a U.S. district court judge in the Eastern District of Texas has taken away overtime protection from millions of American workers. Judge Amos Mazzant issued an injunction Nov. 22 to stop President Obama administration’s update of federal overtime eligibility […]

Boeing taps GE exec, we’re No. 1, GOP cheats, 2016 keeps sucking…

Tuesday, November 22, 2016   BOEING   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Boeing goes outside for new Commercial Airplanes CEO — For the first time in Boeing’s history, it is going outside the company to find a replacement for the CEO of its Commercial Airplanes division. In a surprise move, Boeing announced Monday that […]

For sale in Spokane, no more delay, Democrats’ mistaken identity…

Monday, November 21, 2016   LOCAL   ► In the News Tribune — Will Tacoma General nurses go on strike? — Nurses at Tacoma General Hospital could vote in mid-December on whether to authorize a strike. The announcement comes amid talks between nurses and MultiCare Health System management over issues including the “break buddy” system, […]


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